Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
The English version of Kalliope released today. Hvis du ser denne engelske side og ønsker den danske, skal du klikke for flaget nederst på siden.

 Give me a golden pen, and let me lean
     On heap'd up flowers, in regions clear, and far;
     Bring me a tablet whiter than a star,
 Or hand of hymning angel, when 'tis seen
 The silver strings of heavenly harp atween:
     And let there glide by many a pearly car,
     Pink robes, and wavy hair, and diamond jar,
 And half discovered wings, and glances keen.
 The while let music wander round my ears,
     And as it reaches each delicious ending,
         Let me write down a line of glorious tone,
 And full of many wonders of the spheres:
     For what a height my spirit is contending!
         'Tis not content so soon to be alone.

John Keats
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